A Belleville News Democrat reporter, Brian Brueggemann, tweeted this morning: " We're checking but as far as we can tell, there was not an asteroid or meteor that hit a roadway this a.m. in west part of Clinton County."
Well, that got my attention and checked his twitter feed to see what preceded this tweet, but there was nothing. Actually his most recent tweet ahead of this one was 4 days ago. So I googled, "What hit a road in Clinton County Illinois." And the first thing that popped up was a story about a black cow loose on Fisher road. That was December 1. So what in the world was Brueggemann talking about? How many places did I have to search to get to the bottom of why someone might have thought an asteroid had fallen to earth in Clinton County.
There is nothing on the Belleville paper's media updates either so maybe Brian was tweeting from his sleep and it was all a dream.